Joop! - Jewp
Aside from mainstream obvious, ones, the ones I like to pronounce:
"E-see Me-Yaw-kee" (Issey Miyake)
Bull-gaari (some say Bool-gaari)
Musk Ravajurr (Musc Ravageur)
Deeor Home (some say Dwar-Um)?
*btw, does not permit me to edit the title as pronounce was a typo
Last edited by socalwoman; 27th January 2012 at 05:19 AM.
I pronounce them to the best of my ability.
I think Joop is supposed to be pronounced yope.
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i've heard both "kris-chian" and "kris tee-an" (Christian Dior) i always thought it was the former but the latter sounds better
its pretty easy for me since im french. Also I think Joop is pronounced youp the J is silent.
Haha I forgot, Joop! - Jewp is great. I know its yope, but you know your American ways loves it so much better when you evade the french tone and override it with an american one and, gladly, and unabashedly, splurt out JEWP.
I just kind of like the consistency in the enunciation fo "Kris-chian" rather than "kris-tee-an" since its smoother on the tongue, too.
Oh, and another good one: Egoiste. "Egoist" just like the english word is how I pronounce it. I don't like the French overtone much, "ey-go-eest". Well, I guess they are both nice now that I tried.
How do you pronounce Musc Ravageur? "Musk rava-joor" sounds coolest
Joop isn't french it's german. That's why it's pronounced Yope. Otherwise it would be pronounced JOHP Honestly, some people even pronounce bergamot with a french accent...
In my head I pronounce about half of them improperly. Either turkish or english.
I pronounce my French fragrances like shit. Usually don't even bother trying.
I pronounce: L´air du desert marocain in French , and I do well
my current top five (always in transition)
Dior Eau Noire
HdP 1725 Casanova
eau de gloire parfum d'empire
Dia man Amouage
comme des garçons man 2
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Sorry but I have to disagree. The way he pronounces Yves St Laurent is painful. I suggest you look for a French voice on the web, there are plenty of sites that do this instantly. (Whether you can copy the pronunciation correctly is a different matter but at least you know how it SHOULD sound.)
I'm sure I will be crucified for this, but...
I think it's important, if you're speaking English, not to drop French pronunciation (unmodified) into the middle of an English sentence. Having said that, you will do yourself a great favor by learning how to pronounce the vowel sound at the end of "Lutens" and "Laurent" (hint: ENH).
Otherwise, it is perfectly acceptable to anglicize foreign words in mid-English sentence. Just do it gently. Though I am capable of pronouncing "croissant" correctly, in an American café, I will order a cwah-SENH or even cwah-SONT (yeah, I know). If you do not anglicize it, you will sound like Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords. (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5hrUGFhsXo)
Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lo-RENH (h the "san" and the "R" have been anglicized for your comfort)
Un Parfum de Sens et Bois: oon par-FAM deu senh aye bwah
If you want to be a little more advanced, leave the "n" off of "san" and the "M" off of "par-FAM" but keep the a sound short like "bat".
Last edited by Beranium Chotato; 27th January 2012 at 12:49 PM.
[QUOTE=Brian Chambers;2429648]I'm sure I will be crucified for this, but...
I think it's important, if you're speaking English, not to drop French pronunciation (unmodified) into the middle of an English sentence.
I have to agree with you. Most people will look at you blankly if you pronounce French (or any other language ) correctly. I am faced with this dilemma whenever I say the name of any fragrance. The last time I bought a fragrance from a reasonably upmarket department store the woman on the Dior counter couldn't even pronounce "homme" correctly. I am sure it is even worse in America.